Event organized as part of Patchlab Festival 2020: Connected.
SOL.AR.IS is an art project in the form of a mobile application using innovative augmented reality (AR) technology. The inspiration for the creative work of the artists co-creating the project was the science-fiction novel entitled “Solaris” written by Stanisław Lem.
SOL.AR.IS is a virtual space in which the recipient has the opportunity to interact in real time with ephemeral, virtual 3D objects inspired by the cytoplasmic, intelligent ocean that covers the planet Solaris – mimoids, symmetries or asymmetries, fantastic phenomena described in the novel. Animated objects were designed by CGI artists: Oliver Latta from Germany, Yuma Yanagisawa from Japan, Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu from New Zealand, Zsolt Laszlo Bordos and Gaspar Battha from Hungary. Ambient soundscapes for each of the objects were composed by the Iranian audiovisual artist Ali Phi.
Sculptures placed in the AR space can be discovered and viewed in the spectators’ surroundings using a smartphone or tablet with the pre-installed application, by scanning the space e.g. a room, meadow or street.
The SOL.AR.IS application can be downloaded for free from the AppStore / Google Play from 23/10/2020.
The project is subsidised by the National Centre for Culture under the programme ‘Kultura w sieci’. The project is commissioned by the Photon Foundation. City of Literature Foundation is the partner of the project.
The Patchlab Digital Art Festival will be held for the ninth time on October 23-25, 2020 and will present contemporary audiovisual artists, the latest technologies and a selection of interactive art works. The hybrid format of most events will enable participation both online at en.patchlab.pl and in augmented and virtual reality on smartphone screens.
The main theme of this year's edition of the Patchlab festival is CONNECTED. Today we connect mainly via the Internet, which has become an effective and immediate form of communication. But most of all we were connected by the new situation in which we all find ourselves and the limitations caused by the pandemic. We join forces with partner institutions around the world to think about the future of shared public spaces, cultural events and everyday life in an era of accelerated development of Internet communication, when a digital revolution is taking place right in front of our eyes.